Twins Avoid Arbitration With Francisco Liriano

The Twins avoided arbitration with starter Francisco Liriano, signing the Legacy Sports client to a $5.5MM deal, tweets ESPN's Enrique Rojas.  It was a rough year for Liriano, limiting his raise to $1.2MM.  He'll be a free agent after 2012.

The Twins' arbitration agenda will be complete if they sign infielder Alexi Casilla.

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9 Comments on "Twins Avoid Arbitration With Francisco Liriano"

3 years 8 months ago

There’s something wrong with society when we can accept, “it was a rough year for Liriano, limiting his raise to $1.2MM.”

3 years 8 months ago

Even worse when you go by %. ” it was a rough year for Liriano, limiting him to just under a 30% increase.” I got a 5% increase 2 yrs ago and was estatic – can only imagine how happy liriano is.

3 years 8 months ago

5.5 million is still a bargain for him Aziz. 

3 years 8 months ago

Why does someone get a 25% raise after what the article descirbes as a “rough year?”  And indeed it was a rough year….only 134 innings, losing record, ERA over 5.00…..WHIP 1.489. 

Simply because other players to be compared to are overcompensated? 

The system is broken.

3 years 8 months ago

Thats a lotta $$ for a guy who throws like Steve Sax.

3 years 8 months ago

He threw a no-hitter, remember? a NO-HITTER! He’ll be traded by the deadline, I just hope he pitches great in the first half so we can get some value back from him.  All he’s ever done is complain and pitch poorly but he did have that no-no. 

3 years 8 months ago

Let’s see. Even numbered year. Check. Free Agent year. Check. If any of these patterns hold true, then Liriano should have a decent season.

Of course they do need to trade him at the deadline if they have no intention of re-signing him. Especially since he probably will NOT get the Twins any kind of compensation as a free agent.

3 years 8 months ago

Hope Liriano starts off well this season and has a good first half. Then we might be able to unload him at the all-star break for draft picks and finally get rid of this wildly inconsistent pitcher. Francisco has had his chances with the Twins.  He has all the talent in the world, but is just a dumb baseball player. He has never figured out how to pitch instead of slinging the ball. Not worth the money.

3 years 8 months ago

Do you actually understand how arbitration works?